CHAIRMAN/CEO, MERRITT COMPANIES
Since he joined the then-5-year-old Merritt Companies in 1972, Scott Dorsey has served in virtually every position in the Baltimore-based construction services and redevelopment company.
In the meantime, Merritt has grown to be one of the most experienced and largest construction companies in the greater Baltimore-Washington area, with more than 16 million square feet of commercial real estate properties.
Dorsey serves as chairman of the board for the Maryland Economic Development Corporation and the Maryland Business for Responsive Government, and on boards for the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, the Young Life-Urban Baltimore Board and the Baltimore County Economic Development Commission, among others.
Other Merritt employees also are active with professional and civic boards, Dorsey said, and volunteer for community projects and donate funds to a host of charitable organizations.
Dorsey said the company has always valued long-term relationships over a transactional mentality. He added if you value personal relationships more than short-term profits, you will be successful both financially and in life.
Dorsey earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his MBA from Loyola University Maryland.
What’s been your biggest success?
The team that we have put together … not just those who receive a paycheck, but our capital partners, and the lenders, attorneys, contractors, brokers and en-gineers who have been so important to our success.